11/27/12

Happy [belated] Thanksgiving!


We at the Burns Archive are sometimes fashionably late and though Thanksgiving is but a shadow in our minds, we simply had to share this photograph encapsulating the French tradition of children cooking cats.
Lapin Sauté (Stewed Rabbit). France, 1903.

11/19/12

Photographs from the 24th Daguerreian Society Annual Meeting and Trade Fair, November 8-11, 2012. Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Burns attended and had a book signing for his latest publication, “Mirror Mirror: The Burns Collection Daguerreotypes.” The trade fair was attended by collectors and curators as well as several Washington D.C. and Baltimore museum staff. The highlight of the meeting was Matt Isenburg’s lecture discussing the sale, packing and shipping (about 2 months!) of his noted collection to Toronto’s AMC (the Archive of Modern Conflict). Dr. Burns had a great time meeting with old friends and making new ones, and cannot wait for next year’s meeting.... in Paris!


Dr. Burns at his table with written publications and photographs.

11/13/12

Photos: Geisha - The Golden years at Resobox Gallery


Good afternoon!



Here are some photographs from our opening reception at the Resobox Gallery in Queens, which we blogged about yesterday. 

Attendants included the Consulate General of Japan, Masakazu Kigure, as well as several Japanese artists and media reporters. Patrons enjoyed sake and Japanese delicacies, and a wonderful ceremonial tea ritual was performed throughout the evening by Japanese Tea Master Souheki Mori of Tea Whisk in New York.

The Burns Archive would like to thank founders Fumio Tashiro and Takashi Ikezawa for exhibiting our historical photographs. We hope you stop by and enjoy the space.

The Art of Mourning in Nineteenth-Century America


Selections from the Burns Archive


Reception: November 13, 2012, 2:00-4:00PM



Join the Art Gallery at Kingsborough Community College this afternoon! The exhibition will showcase mourning portraits, memorial artworks, and post-mortem photography (daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes-de-visite, and cabinet cards) from the archives of Dr. Stanley Burns, located in NYC, curated by Berfu Durantas-Masters, Professor of Art History, Kingsborough Community College and lecturer at the Cloisters-Metropolitan Museum of Art. There is a free catalogue to accompany the exhibit.

The exhibition has been extended into December, is free and open to the public. 
Gallery hours are 10am-3pm, Monday-Friday.

Arts & Sciences Building
2001 Oriental Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11235
718.368.5449

Directions:
Car: Belt Parkway to Exit 8 (Coney Island Avenue) then follow signs.
Bus: B-1 and B-49 bus to last stop.
Train: BMT Brighton line - B or Q train to Brighton Beach Station, then take B-1 bus to last stop.

11/12/12

Opening Reception for Geisha – The Golden Years 1870-1890


Join us tonight! November 12, 2012 7:00-9:00PM

A ritual tea ceremony will be performed by a Japanese Tea Master at the reception.


From the Burns Collection



The Resobox Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of nineteenth century hand-colored photographs of Geisha and Maiko from the Burns Archive. These photographs are the original images used by Dr. Stanley Burns and his daughter Elizabeth to create their noted book Geisha: A Photographic History: 1872-1912. The images in this exhibition showcase the best of Japanese photographs that were made to show the perceived exotic nature of Japan to the West. Several of the great early photographers’ studios are represented, including Kusakabi Kimbey, Ogawa Kazumasa and Baron von Stillfried.

The opening was originally scheduled for November 2nd but rescheduled for tonight due to weather events (like hurricanes... P.S. We are all OK!).

The gallery is readily accessible from Manhattan. Take the 7 or N train or E or F to Queensboro Plaza. The gallery is on 27th Street, less than a half a block from the elevated line station. 

Resobox
41-26 27th St. 
Long Island City, NY 11101
ph: 718.784.3680